Indiana stay-at-home officially extended two additional weeks

(photo supplied / Indiana Statehouse)

Indiana’s stay-at-home order has officially been extended an additional two weeks, as announced by Governor Eric Holcomb at his Monday press conference. The order is now extended through April 20th at 11:59 PM. This comes after Holcomb said on Friday that he planned on signing the executive order.

The announcement today also puts restrictions on retail businesses and a list will breakdown more essential and non-essential businesses. Those businesses that provide “necessities of life” must limit the number of customers in the store, adjust hours to those who are more vulnerable, limit hours to clean and re-stock, and to comply with all measures to protect employees and customers.

Those that are considered non-essential are either asked to close or can remain open if they take follow the same restrictions as restaurant and bars, which is doing call-in ordering, online ordering and using delivery or curbside pick-up.

According to the state website:

Retail businesses that provide necessities of life include: grocery stores, supermarkets, supercenters or mass merchandizers (provided they have a sizable food/grocery section), specialty food stores, certified farmer’s markets, farm and produce stands, convenience stores and gas stations, pharmacies, auto sales, auto supply, auto maintenance and repair, farm equipment, construction equipment, bicycle shops, hardware and supply stores, office supply stores, club stores (i.e., Costco, Sam’s Club), building material and supplies stores (i.e., Lowe’s, Menards, Home Depot).

All campgrounds are now ordered closed, unless a cabin or a recreational vehicle is used as a private residence, but they cannot be in state parks. The state parks for biking and hiking trails remain open.

You can see an updated list of FAQ’s on the Indiana state website here.